Ten Posts for Sylvia Rivera’s Ten Year Memorial
its incredible to see how many people reblog the Sylvia Rivera video and how many feel so strongly about her words!
someone recently reblogged the video with commentary and it made me realize that folks who haven’t been following my blog might not have seen the many Sylvia Rivera/STAR related work that i’ve posted over the past year. so i decided to repost the Sylvia Rivera Ten Year Memorial. please share if the spirit moves you!
The spirit was gone from her body
Forever had always been inside
That shell had always been intertwined
And now were disintwined
It’s hard to understand
I am pursued by questions of historical process, of historical responsibility, questions of historical consciousness & ignorance & what these have to do with power.
SYLVIA RIVERA 10 YEAR MEMORIAL
SYLVIA GOES TO COLLEGE & STAR TAKES OVER NYU
SYLVIA RIVERA & NYPD REFLECT ON STONEWALL REBELLION
STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
RAPPING WITH MARSHA P JOHNSON
STAR TREK: SYLVIA & STAR HOUSE LEAVE THE LOWER EAST SIDE
YOU GOTTA KEEP FIGHTING GIRLIE CAUSE ITS NOT TIME TO CROSS THE RIVER JORDAN!
SYLVIA RIVERA, JULIA MURRAY & RANDY WICKER LOOKING FABULOUS AT UPLIFT LIGHTING
TEN POSTS FOR SYLVIA RIVERA’S TEN YEAR MEMORIAL
Historical amnesia is starvation of the imagination; nostalgia is the imagination’s sugar rush, leaving depression and emptiness in its wake. Breaking silences, telling our tales, is not enough. We can value that process –and the courage it may require –without believing that it is an end in itself. Historical responsibility has, after all, to do with action –where we place the weight of our existences on the line, cast our lot with others, move from an individual consciousness to a collective one.
(photo by Randy Wicker. text from Antony Hegarty’s the Spirit Was, Adrienne Rich’s Resisting Amnesia. )
July 16, 2012
come celebrate my birthday with me this Thursday at SRLP’s (iced) Coffee Talk!
July 19th, 6.30 til at least 8:30, Karaoke Celebration!
Get your 15 minutes of fame. Ok, more like 5 minutes on the microphone. Maybe you can sing well or maybe you can’t. It doesn’t matter to us! Swing by to eat food or bring food to share. Feel free to belt out your favorite tune, show off your best back up dancing moves or just enjoy watching.
Oh, and while you’re here we’d like your help prioritizing the topic for our upcoming, Trans Agenda forum in September. This is all about getting together sheme and dream and have some Summertime FUN!
Coffee Talk is a FREE ongoing discussion series that centers the lives and experiences of low income trans, intersex, gender non conforming people as well as trans, intersex and gender non conforming people of color. Allies welcome!
Come on over!
147 W 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
Building has elevator
These events are FREE.
Light refreshments and Metrocards provided.
To RSVP or get more information, please contact gabriel at
212.337.8550 ext 309 or email@example.com
July 4, 2012
We don’t dispute the ‘accusation’ of male privilege because we’re dumb, bad feminists, or incapable of interpreting our experience. We don’t have different opinions out of a lack of knowledge about oppression. We know our own lives, and have more options as feminists than to submit to non- trans woman authority and do its bidding.
Cis women’s and trans male spectrum people’s repeated and patronizing explanations of what our experience clearly must have been and is like bears a striking resemblance, both in form and effect, to patriarchial dominance
Beyond Inclusion: Trans Women as Equal Partners in Feminism